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The viral video that had everyone talking about twerking turned out to be a hoax.  That doesn’t bother me as much as the fact that news outlets made it into a news story.  Clearly without checking whether it was factual.

Yes, YouTube has become part of our everyday culture, but as my friend Len Gutman asked earlier this week on Facebook, “Why do "legitimate" news channels continue to put YouTube videos on their newscasts?”

I wonder the same thing.  You?

Abbie S. Fink
Abbie S. Fink
Vice President/General Manager Abbie has been doing public relations her whole life…from organizing a picket line in 6th grade to organizing client communications today. She’s passionate about a lot of things, you’ll see. Check out Abbie's full bio

2 Comments

  1. Scott Hanson says:

    I think the fact-checkers have all been laid off.

  2. Kelly Potts says:

    I have never liked when news stations use YouTube videos as a ‘source’!

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